Glory Hole Waterfall Trail

MODERATE 103 reviews
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Glory Hole Waterfall Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Deer, AR that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

1.7 miles 374 feet Out & Back

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The trail in to the waterfall is all downhill, so the hike out is all uphill. The trail starts out as an old jeep trail and turns into a narrow path. The destination is the waterfall. The waterfall is unique in that the water has worn through the ledge and plummets through a round hole. The trail in to the water fall is all down hill, so the hike out is all up hill. The trail starts out as an old jeep trail and turns into a narrow path. The destination is the water fall. The water fallis unique in that the water has worn through the ledge and plummets through a round hole instead of over the ledge. Thus the name Glory Hole. Always best to hike in the spring or late fall when water is flowing. Well worth the hike. use extreme caution approaching the water fall from the top


2 days ago

hiking

When the water is flowing, this place is amazing! Good hike to a not so well known place.


20 days ago

Nice area. Tough hike out because it is uphill most of the way. Creek and glory hole is just trickling right now because we haven't had rain in a while.


28 days ago

Fun trail. Little hard to see the trailhead along the road. Watch for the worn out parking.


1 month ago

hiking

Amazing place!! Make sure it's rained heavy recently if you want to see full glory. The hike down is great and simple, back is a bit more challenging, but still not too bad. You can drive down a little ways if you have 4wheel. I'll go back for sure!!


1 month ago

The waterfall at the end was beautiful, especially going down into the cave to see it. It had just rained so the trail was a lot of mud and the stones were slippery. It was uphill the way back but worth it! Luckily a few cars were parked near the trailhead because it's not marked.


1 month ago

Was a good stroll but wasn't a lot to see till the end.


1 month ago

hiking

Love it! Was a great shorter trip. Wondered pretty far down the side of the bluff to the right. Lots of fauna and flora to observe.


1 month ago

hiking

Such a beautiful place! Would definitely go back again.


1 month ago

awesome trail! My best friend and I went on this Trail in March there was a lot of people there. Not sure if it's because of the time of year or if it's always like that.


1 month ago

hiking


2 months ago

hiking

Such a pretty place. It was crowded today (Saturday), so go very early or on a week day if you can. The hike is an easy 1+ mile down/steep out


2 months ago

Love love love this place!! Absolutely stunning and just extremely different! Easy hike, amazing scenery and a lot of fun! Definitely a must see!!


2 months ago

hiking

Went after the rain yesterday. Trails are wet but can easily go around. Took my dog, she had no problems. Water was flowing!


2 months ago

Very nice trail. Dog & child friendly. Worth hiking in some mud to see The Glory Hole running.


2 months ago

hiking

It is beautiful. Well worth the hike. Very nice cool breeze when you get to the waterfall.


3 months ago


3 months ago

hiking

Really enjoyed this hike and it's easily accessible from the road. The trail is child and dog friendly. You can't miss the trailhead...just look for all the cars parked on the side of the highway. An easy downhill trail that snakes across water a few times. You'll run across a few small waterfalls along the way. Eventually you'll come to the hole that the waterfall flows through. Continue your hike down and around and you'll end up under the ledge to see the water falling through the rock. It stays pretty busy during the day. Crowds tend to taper off in the evening


3 months ago

hiking

Really nice trail you could spend hours on the trail especially once you get to the glory hole well worth the hike All down hill so you know what that means all up hill going back out but not bad at all.


4 months ago

LOVED this hike! Beautiful and easy on the way down...going back up....less fun. Lol! Well worth it though!


4 months ago

hiking

Our boys loved Glory Hole!